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George Edward  McKay, Jr.

George Edward McKay, Jr.
  • April 28, 1941 - October 26, 2021
  • Battle Creek, Michigan
  • McKay-Dole Library
    105 S. Webster St.
    Augusta, MI 49012

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“Dear McKay, please accept my condolence and take courage, may God comfort you praised be the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Jones - neighbor

“George was my boss at Security National Bank and was one of the nicest people I've ever worked with. Always kind and soft spoken. I would run into...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Cathy Puff - CERESCO, MI

“Uncle George...I am so sad I did not get to see you once more on this earth. I love you dearly. I can see you in my mind so clearly helping me with...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Margaret Robbert - Gulf Breeze, FL

“Hoping the happy memories you have shared together will give you some comfort. You are in our prayers. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Wells - Marshall, MI

“We are thinking of Carol, Tom, Margaret Ann and your families. You all were such a help when George needed it most. George will be remembered as a...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Bell - Battle Creek, MI

“I loved George so much and am so sorry to hear news of his death. I am out of state and unable to attend the services. George & I worked across the...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Lori Kneeland - Battle Creek, MI

“I have known George ( "Uncle George" ) all my life. He was a wonderful person. He always had a great smile, a great big hug to give, a listening ear...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Julia Miller - Watts, OK

“We have enjoyed a warm friendship with George over several years having attended the same high school. George was always a happy, loving kind man...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Jack and Lorrie Pursley - MI

“I cannot express how grateful I am to have known such a wonderful, kind and caring person. My heart goes out to everyone in the family. Praying for...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Deeanne Rogers - Springfield, MI

“George was always smiling and had a wonderful personality. He had a great sense of humor and his laugh was contagious. John and I remember him from...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara & John Carton - BELLAIRE, MI

“I spent many holidays with George & his family because his sister Carol is my beloved Godmother. I always felt like family when I was around himhis...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Staci Vought (Schmock) - MI

“Sending love and positive thoughts of inner peace. Love to you all! ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Julie Minichcastro - Sanford, NC

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George Edward McKay, Jr., 80, of Battle Creek died peacefully at home with his family at his side on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

George was born April 28, 1941 in Battle Creek, Michigan the son of George Edward and Mary Louise (Gordon) McKay, Sr. He was a 1959 graduate of Lakeview High School. George received his Bachelor's Degree in Arts and Education, with a teaching certificate from the University of Michigan. George was employed as a trust officer for Manufacturers National Bank in Detroit and the surrounding suburbs. He returned to Battle Creek in the 70's and was employed for SNB Bank as a trust officer and then for Michigan National Bank.

George married Joan B. Robbert at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on August 24, 1963. George was preceded in death by Joan on May 7, 2008. George married Harold Thomas "Tom" Kyvig on January 30, 2013 and he survives. Surviving are his children, Robbert (Paula) McKay of Holt, Cora D. McKay of Battle Creek; six grandchildren, Johnathon (Kylie) McKay, Margaret (Isauro Garcia) McKay-Garcia, Timothy McKay, Abigail (Noah Cherry) McKay Cherry, Kendrick (Allison) Downs, Ian Witmyer; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carol A. Schelb, Margaret Ann (Larry Israel) McKay; a sister-in-law, Susan McKay; one niece, two nephews and several cousins and their families. In addition to Joan, George was also preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gordon McKay and Lee J. McKay.

At the age of 16, George joined St. Thomas Episcopal Church. While living in Birmingham, He taught Sunday school briefly at St. James Episcopal Church and sang in the choir. At St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Battle Creek he became a Verger, when Mother Joy served the Parish. He sang in the choir, served in the Vestry, was a member of the Altar Guild and was a Senior Warden. Earlier in life, he enjoyed stamp collecting and antique furniture. George enjoyed visiting Chicago, where he loved the arts, music and the opera.

Friends will be received 3:00-6:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. A funeral Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Brian Coleman 12:00 noon Thursday, November 4, 2021 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Inurnment will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church Garth.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church Endowment Fund, 16 E. Vanburen St., Battle Creek, MI 49017 or the McKay-Dole Library, 105 S. Webster St., Augusta, MI 49012. Personal messages for the family may be placed above at "Sign Memory Book".

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16 East Vanburen St. Battle Creek, MI 49017
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